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Ginseng Extract

Ginseng roots, revered in China as ‘the root of life’, resemble the human body in shape and are a general panacea, improving vitality, stamina and performance. Several species are grown worldwide and their medicinal use dates back 7000 years.

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Ginseng Info

Ginseng roots, revered in China as ‘the root of life’, resemble the human body in shape and are a general panacea, improving vitality, stamina and performance. Several species are grown worldwide and their medicinal use dates back 7000 years.  Four belong to the Araliaceae plant family, sharing similar tonic and rejuvenating properties:

Korean and American ginseng are both Panax species with a similar chemical composition, while Tienchi ginseng (notoginseng or pseudoginseng) is another Panax with haemostatic and adaptogenic properties.  Siberian ginseng () is another adaptogen with different active compounds to Panax.

From a different plant family (Solanaceae) Indian ginseng (Withania somnifera), also known as Ashwagandha, shares many similar properties with the true ginsengs. 

Peruvian ginseng is another name for Maca root (Lepidium peruvianum chacon) from yet another plant family, cruciferae.  

Ginseng Benefits

All types of ginseng are:

  • Tonic (adaptogenic)
  • Rejuvenating
  • Memory and cognition enhancing
  • Immune stimulants
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Adrenal agents
  • Blood sugar regulators
  • Heart tonics
  • Nervine tonics
  • Anti-tumour
  • Stomachic


Korean ginseng is highly stimulating and best used early in the day.  Generally more suited to men than women.

American ginseng is traditionally used to promote female fertility.  Milder in action than Korean ginseng.

Tienchi ginseng is primarily used to treat haemorrhage and not as a general energy tonic.

Siberian ginseng is considered the number one aphrodisiac and treatment for impotency. 

Indian ginseng is another with aphrodisiac properties for both women and men.

Peruvian ginseng is another potent adaptogen, endocrine tonic and energising herb famed for its aphrodisiac properties for both sexes.

Ginseng Side Effects

As all the ginsengs are stimulants, caution is advised re high dosage or long term use, and in cases of hypertension, sleep disorders, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

The following cautions apply to Korean ginseng:

  • High doses can aggravate and may cause nausea, diarrhoea, euphoria, insomnia, hyper- or hypo- tension, jitters and breast pain.

  • Contraindicated for estrogen dominant menopausal women as its mildly estrogenic effect may increase bleeding.

  • Contraindicated in cases of high blood pressure, or any ‘hot’ condition such as fever, infection or headache. 

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.

  • Contraindicated for those on MAO inhibitor antidepressant drugs, and other medications – consult your health practitioner.

Product Reviews

  • Great product, highly recommend!

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    I love this product because it supports a focused mind, stamina to get me through the day as I'm a busy entrepreneur and solo mother of three boys, and also calms the mood. I love it.



  • I found this most helpful in controlling a serious problem

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    After 4 trips to hospital with very high B.P. (normally its ok), that resulted in minor heart damage, they felt the problem could be related to a problem / tumour ?in an adrenalin gland somewhere. B.P. medications wasn't sufficient on its own to control the on going problem.
    While its being investigated, taking Siberian Ginseng has acted like putting a ceiling on it & since taking it my B.P. has not gone through the roof so no more trips to the Emergency Department. Read that its best to have a a 2 week break from taking it every 8 weeks.



  • Such an energy boost

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    I purchased this Ginseng because it has all the varieties of Ginseng so more beneficial. I had two different strains of influenza so my energy and immune system felt depleted. I had chronic bronchitis - taking the Ginseng i ciuld breathe better and the extra energy was so obvious. Made me feel so much better.



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